Successful companies invest, improve productivity, employ people, pay salaries, provide goods and services, generate profits and pay taxes.

The growth of the private sector depends on an efficient economic and political environment. Employers and business organizations play an important role in improving business environments and achieving the conditions for companies to flourish. The services provided by employers’ organizations can also contribute to better business performance. Training courses under the Employers’ Activities Programme are by invitation. Additional candidates paying an appropriate fee may be accepted subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Employers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body.

Upcoming courses

Skills development and the role of Employers' Organizations

Skills development and the role of Employers' Organizations

An in-depth course on the role of employers in boosting more effective labour-market oriented skills and training policies. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French

ACTEMP11

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Global Employers Young Professionals' Academy

Global Employers Young Professionals' Academy

The Global Employers Young Professionals' Academy aims to build the capacity of young professionals from employers' organizations in the areas of management, strategies to win new members and improve services, project management, EU grants, and current developments and trends in economic and labour market policies, to enable them to contribute to the modernization of their organisations. Read More

Dates to be defined

English

ACTEMP19

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Promoting a conducive and sustainable business environment for enterprise development and productive growth

Promoting a conducive and sustainable business environment for enterprise development and productive growth

In recent years, Turin's ACT/EMP Programme has successfully developed training materials and courses in a number of topics relating to advocacy for a healthier and more predictable business environment and providing services to EO members. Read More

Dates to be defined

English

ACTEMP22

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Fortalecer las capacidades de los empleadores en la aplicación y cumplimiento del Convenio 169 sobre pueblos indígenas y tribales

Fortalecer las capacidades de los empleadores en la aplicación y cumplimiento del Convenio 169 sobre pueblos indígenas y tribales

El objetivo general de esta actividad, es el fortalecimiento de las capacidades en las organizaciones empresariales en el conocimiento del C-169 y su aplicación y cumplimiento, de manera que en su relación con el Estado y los demás actores relevantes puedan promover procesos eficientes, eficaces y predecibles que ofrezcan seguridad jurídica para las inversiones tanto privadas como públicas. Read More

Dates to be defined

Spanish

ACTEMP21

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Social dialogue strategies and negotiation skills

Social dialogue strategies and negotiation skills

The course aims to improve EOs' understanding of social dialogue processes in their own countries and to develop appropriate negotiation strategies. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French

ACTEMP05

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Macroeconomic concepts for employers' effective participation in tripartite dialogue

Macroeconomic concepts for employers' effective participation in tripartite dialogue

This training course offers an overview of the most important macroeconomic concepts from a social dialogue perspective. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French - Spanish

ACTEMP12

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How to set up, run and expand employers' organization training services

How to set up, run and expand employers' organization training services

Some employers' organizations are very successful in offering training services. Read More

Dates to be defined

English

ACTEMP15

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Communication strategies for employers' organizations

Communication strategies for employers' organizations

This course aims to help employers' organizations in understanding how communication contributes to the objectives of their organization, knowing how to interact with and influence the environment (stakeholders) of their organization through effective communication, learning how to use a broad spectrum of communication tools in a professional way, and being able to develop efficient communication strategies with members and the wider public. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French - Spanish

ACTEMP06

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Lobbying and advocacy by employers' organizations

Lobbying and advocacy by employers' organizations

This course provides in-depth training on all the important aspects of successful lobbying strategies: selection of lobbying issues, setting priorities for and developing a business agenda, analysis of the political context, conducting research, alliance building, staff competence development, and strategic planning. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French - Spanish

ACTEMP07

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The effective employers' organization

The effective employers' organization

Systematic overview of the functioning of EOs: strategy, planning, advocacy, governance, communication, services for members, revenue-building. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French - Spanish - Arabic - Russian

ACTEMP02

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Employers' organizations and employment policies, with a special emphasis on youth employment

Employers' organizations and employment policies, with a special emphasis on youth employment

What policy roles can employers effectively develop regarding employment and youth employment? Basic concepts for analysing employment situations and devising employment policies, with special emphasis on youth employment. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French - Spanish

ACTEMP10

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Providing efficient services to members of employers' organizations

Providing efficient services to members of employers' organizations

This in-depth course provides step-by-step training in the development of new services, or the improvement of existing ones, on the part of employers' organizations. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French - Spanish

ACTEMP14

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Global industrial relations and CSR: Employers' perspectives

Global industrial relations and CSR: Employers' perspectives

CSR policies are voluntary initiatives developed by companies, taking into account their policy goals and corporate characteristics. Read More

Dates to be defined

English

ACTEMP17

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Employers' organizations and minimum wage determination

Employers' organizations and minimum wage determination

This course gives an overview of the issues with which employers' organizations are confronted when involved in co-determining wage policy at national, sectoral or regional level. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - Spanish

ACTEMP09

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Women's Empowerment through Business Member Organizations - Training of Trainers

Women's Empowerment through Business Member Organizations - Training of Trainers

The training of trainers course on Women's Empowerment through Business Member Organizations is designed to train and enable the staff of business member organisations (BMOs) to create an entrepreneurship ecosystem supportive of women in their own country. Read More

Dates to be defined

English

ACTEMP04

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Membership workshop: strategies and tools for EOs

Membership workshop: strategies and tools for EOs

The Membership Database for Employers' Organizations is a CRM-based software application designed to facilitate membership data management and meet the specific needs of national and sector-related business organizations. Read More

Dates to be defined

English - French - Spanish - Arabic

ACTEMP03

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Setting up new training services on the essentials of occupational safety and health

Setting up new training services on the essentials of occupational safety and health

The Employers' Activities Programme has developed an innovative training package covering the Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH). Read More

Employers' perspectives on the transition from informal to formal economy

Employers' perspectives on the transition from informal to formal economy

An in-depth course for sharing employers' experiences and perspectives on the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Read More

Dates to be defined

English

ACTEMP08

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Massive Open Online Course on the roles and responsibilities of board members in Business Member Organizations

Massive Open Online Course on the roles and responsibilities of board members in Business Member Organizations

An introductory course on the role played by Business Member Organizations in economies around the world and how their board members can contribute to guiding the strategic direction of the organization. Read More

Dates to be defined

English

ACTEMP18

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Enhancing employers' involvement in Social Protection policy debates

Enhancing employers' involvement in Social Protection policy debates

The course aims at enabling EO officials to better structure employers' voice and enhance employers' involvement in social protection policy debates, specifically in the development, implementation and operations of social protection systems. Read More

Dates to be defined

English

ACTEMP20

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News

Master Trainers'  Meeting

Master Trainers' Meeting

A mid-term evaluation of the project on “Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) Programme” was conducted this April in Dhaka, Bangladesh Read More

Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health

Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health

The training package on “Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health”, developed by the Centre, has been presented to a delegation of 20 employers’ representatives from Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the occupied Palestinian territory. Read More

Unit(s)

Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA)

DELTA focuses on Learning Innovation and generating sustainable learning solutions with the objective of stimulating impactful organizational change.

Employers' Activities

The Programme for Employers’ Activities provides training to strengthen employers’ representatives in areas that are strategic for economic growth, governance, development and poverty alleviation. We believe that employers' and business associations can make significant contributions for sustainable development and therefore help Employers' Organizations around the world to become more representative and effective voices of business.

Resources

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10127 Turin - Italy

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